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New Book: Fisherman’s Flat

Dwellers of Fisherman’s Flat

A new book about Fisherman’s Flat, “Dwellers of Fisherman’s Flat: they left their mark, they left things behind”
has been created by QHM research volunteer Maggie Stowers.

The history is presented in a largely pictorial style with images from the Queenscliffe Historical Museum collection. Descendants of fishing families have shared photographs and stories that have enriched the pages. The courageous acts of the fisherman who were members of the lifeboat crew and the activities of the fisherfolk women provide a glimpse into the life of the early fishing community.

The book includes photographs and stories from the Wadawurrung people and including the names of many different families who followed, and women who have previously been missing from the recorded histories of this area.

The book is available for sale at the museum’s temporary location at the Tavern.

Read more about Fisherman’s Flat here.